Gender disparities in leadership and scholarly productivity of academic hospitalists.
J Hosp Med. 2015 Mar 5;
Authors: Burden M, Frank MG, Keniston A, Chadaga SR, Czernik Z, Echaniz M, Griffith J, Mintzer D, Munoa A, Spence J, Statland B, Teixeira JP, Zoucha J, Lones J, Albert RK
BACKGROUND: Gender disparities still exist for women in academic medicine but may be less evident in younger cohorts. Hospital medicine is a new field, and the majority of hospitalists are <41 years of age.
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether gender disparities exist in leadership and scholarly productivity for academic hospitalists and to compare the findings to academic general internists.
DESIGN: Prospective and retrospective observational study.
SETTING: University programs in the United States.
MEASUREMENTS: Gender distribution of (1) academic hospitalists and general internists, (2) division or section heads for both specialties, (3) speakers at the 2 major national meetings of the 2 specialties, and (4) first and last authors of articles from the specialties' 2 major journals RESULTS: We found equal gender representation of hospitalists and general internists who worked in university hospitals. Divisions or sections of hospital medicine and general internal medicine were led by women at 11/69 (16%) and 28/80 (35%) of university hospitals, respectively (P = 0.008). Women hospitalists and general internists were listed as speakers on 146/557 (26%) and 291/580 (50%) of the presentations at national meetings, respectively (P < 0.0001), first authors on 153/464 (33%) and 423/895 (47%) publications, respectively (P < 0.0001), and senior authors on 63/305 (21%) and 265/769 (34%) articles, respectively (P < 0.0001).
CONCLUSIONS: Despite hospital medicine being a newer field, gender disparities exist in leadership and scholarly productivity. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2015. © 2015 Society of Hospital Medicine.
PMID: 25755183 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]